With the enormous variety of supplements available all over for all
species, why do we suggest the Dynamite brand over others for most
needs? Well, simply because in our experience, they have proven to be
the very best in the bio-availability of their minerals. Plus they own their
own mill so there is never any cross-contamination with stuff you don't
Back in 1993, a friend who knew we had been looking for a replacement for the mineral-rich kelp we had been using for years and years but which was no longer available, gave us information on the Dynamite products for horses.
We went ahead and ordered enough product for our herd of 1 stallion, 13 broodmares, and a number of babies and the rest is history. We saw such wonderful changes in our already well-fed, toxin-free horses that folks picking up mares bred to our stallion (over 40 mares per season) asked what we were doing, so we kept feeding those outside mares the Dynamite supplements, too.
While Mac's (Big Mac Tivio) babies had always been outstanding, they got even better as the years passed. They were far more developed with solid bone and larger bodies than other foals their age and their mentality seemed to blossom apace with their bodies.
When Dynamite came out with their first dog food, our ancient German Shepherd, Herzen, went on it immediately and he spent the last 6 months of life without the skin problems and poor coat that had plagued him for a lifetime. Incredibly our cats even got healthier on the dog food although both the dogs and cats also got into the horse feed, loving it and benefiting from that, too.
We, too, benefited from the human products more than anything else we had tried over the years and so did our plants, especially transplanted trees. This stuff is absolutely amazing!
So why does Dynamite tend to work so much better than other supplements? It's the unique, bio-available mineral balance and attention to only quality ingredients.
The Difference is in the Minerals
Minerals play a vital role in every part of the body. Without optimum
levels of minerals, the body cannot utilize dietary protein, fats, vitamins
and carbohydrates effectively. Minerals function both directly and
indirectly in supplying energy and regulating body processes and are
imperative for growth and maintenance. In fact, minerals are so
important that Dr. Linus Pauling made the statement quoted above.
However, not all minerals that you see on labels are created equal.
BIO-AVAILABILITY means that the body can use the minerals. Rocks are minerals and dirt contains rock matter. However these minerals are mineral salts such as oxides, sulfates and carbonates. Such "elemental" minerals are available to mammalian bodies in oly very limited quantities with animals being able to digest a bit more than humans. Excess mineral salts, acidic and with a positive ionic charge, are stored in the body in joints, organs and other tissues (fats!) eventually being experienced as arthritis, various stones, and even blood vessel plaques.
CHELATION is what makes minerals bio-available; in other words, what turns inorganic minerals into organic ones. Chelation (key-lay'-shun meaning "claw-like") entails electrically bonding the positive mineral ion to two or more amino acids thus changing the charge to negative or alkaline and thus making it available to living creatures. Normally this process is performed by plants, but Dynamite (along with Albion Labs) holds the patent for the only chelation process which mimics nature. This process is a different, yet similar, process to that which happens with "chelation therapy" where harmful metals (frequently mercury) are ionically bonded to another mineral or substance in order to carry the pathogenic substances out of the body.
CELLULAR MEMBRANES can only be penetrated by chelated minerals of less than 1500 daltons or else the chelate breaks apart returning to elemental status. Dynamite chelates all have a molecular weight of less than 1000 daltons! Such chelation also allows certain formulations to be "chelazoned" or targeted to specific areas of the body. It is because Dynamite formulas are working at this deep cellular level that they are able to be of so much value to so many species. It is because of their patent that they truly are better!
BALANCE also is critical. Balance of organic to inorganic minerals, balance of the different minerals to each other, and balance of all the nutrients together. Dynamite formulas are balanced in every way to provide optimum nutrition and availability to ALL bodies. This is why we suggest that Dynamite formulas not be used along with other brands as critical balances may be disturbed. And this is why we can state that with Dynamite, less is more!
HIGH QUALITY - To top it all off, all ingredients are chosen very specifically and personally by Jim or Jos Zamzow as being the very best possible. Unfortunately, many less expensive supplements, both human and animal, contain very cheap ingredients. Even though supplement labels state truthfully, "manufactured in the US", the ingredients themselves are not, and most of them come from China. , most of which are Chinese.The reason these ingredients are so cheap has to do with production methods resulting in many recent recalls. There are absolutely NO products imported from China in ANY Dynamite product!
The Dynamite Story
Dynamite products have been proven effective for over 70 years and an
untold number of champions!
In 1933, August and Carmalita Zamzow founded a feed formulation and manufacturing business in Boise, Idaho. Their special supplement, Dynamite, designed for horses on the California racetracks earned rave reviews. One of the early users of it was 1948 Triple Crown winner, Citation. Hard work, quality feeds, customer service and integrity grew their company, Zamzow's Inc., into an 8 store retail chain that still thrives today.
Inspired by what August and Carmalita had accomplished, grandson Jim Zamzow founded Dynamite Marketing, Inc. In 1982 with the vision of improving the health of all living beings through better nutrition. In his efforts to understand real equine nutrition, he followed (by helicopter) wild horse herds, collected samples and then analyzed the nutrients. Additionally Jim studied extensively in the fields of nutrition, soil science, microbiology, mycology and herbal medicine and works closely with a vast network of nationally recognized in these fields to develop for Dynamite cutting edge formulations.
Dynamite corporate headquarters in Meridian ID, continues the Zamzow legacy with their home-owned chemical-free Feed Mill right there in Meridian and their all-new Fertilizer Plant in Nampa. Now, at the start of 2005, the 4th generation of Zamzow's is making their mark with the same remarkable dedication to the Zamzow ideals . . . You can feel confident that any product passing through Jim Zamzow's hands to yours will be the finest possible.
Species Specific Diets
However, regardless of how good a feed or supplement truly is, no
supplement can overcome poor eating or feeding habits. Because of that,
I have a section entitled Nutrition, in which I give a brief overview of the
ideal diet for particular species which is as close to the diet upon which
that being evolved, fresh, whole and free of toxins.
Please follow the general nutrition suggestions to the best of your ability before adding in any detox or supplementary program. And do contact me with any and all questions you may have.
Dynamite - Nutrition
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